By Jason | Published July 27th, 2011
I was going to write an article awhile ago about this not so well known application. It provided simple, selectable, and scheduled backups to your MobileMe iDisk. But with the upcoming iCloud, which sounds great and no longer a paid service, makes the MobileMe Backup version 3.2 obsolete. Maybe it’ll be updated so simple computer maintenance of additional backups can take place.
If you’re still interested in utilizing the MobileMe Backup you can grab it from Apple’s website here.
By Jason | Published July 23rd, 2011
Nope, it’s still there. Go into your System Preferences and select Trackpad. Go to the More Gestures section and for the first option, “Swipe between pages“, click the down arrow and select “Swipe with two or three fingers“. Now you’ll be able to use three finger swiping within Finder again.
By Jason | Published July 20th, 2011
To begin with, not to happy about the download only OS X Lion upgrade. Now when I reinstall I have to download 3.5gb to upgrade to Lion. I can understand Apple protecting them from someone buying one DVD and installing on multiple systems, but there are better ways to go about that.
Anyway, if you’re experiencing an overheating Mac system it appears that the new OS requires a complete reindex of your system. This can take awhile to run and will consume a lot of your system resources. If you look at your Activity Monitor you’ll probably see mdworker using anywhere from 5 to 90% of the processor. My reindexing is still going on but my system temperature should drop once the indexing is done (my system temp reached 168 degrees).
By Jason | Published June 18th, 2011
Will add more information later, but the command is as follows for a directory (the -r means recursive, so it zips all files in the directory preserving the directory structure too):
zip -re filename.zip dir_name
To zip a single file and password protect it just omit the r in -re
Both commands will prompt for a password and to confirm the password.
By Jason | Published April 17th, 2011
Client called the other day saying his server had run out of room on the hard drive which he stores all of his work files; server is a Dell PowerEdge 840. He wanted a quick solution of mirrored drives so I researched what that system could support then picked up two Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 64MB SATA-3G. Installed it in a matter of minutes but Windows couldn’t find it.
Went into the BIOS and I noticed the SATA port was turned off, turned it on, saved the changes and booted into Windows. Everything was good from there.